If you live in Los Angeles and you're reading this, you've survived the weekend heat wave. With temperatures reaching triple digits, I worried that I wouldn't be able to beat the heat. Thankfully, choosing to dress summer friendly was enough for me to enjoy the weekend.
Like the fictional archaeologist, I chose to dress in beige and white. This color scheme is a must for me on scorching summer days because light colors reflect light and thus heat.
It's nice that my white Reformation top is made up of 88% Tencel because natural fibers breathe better than synthetics. Other lightweight alternatives are linen, bamboo, silk or lyocell.
My thrifted medium weight skirt was almost perfect but the polyester lining was a problem. So, I cut out 5 inches of lining on both sides (leaving lining in the front and back of the skirt because it would be too sheer without it). This allowed me to move freely, and most importantly, keep my body temperature down.
Similarly to polyester, other fabrics known to increase body temperature are acrylic, fleece, nylon, and other acetates. Dark colors absorb the sun's heat, but I figured a skinny black harness belt wouldn't hurt ; )
Once I took care of my body temperature, all that was left to do was accessorize and add a bit of color to my outfit. I wore my gold hoops, favorite Bite Beauty lip crayon (to tie into my plum colored pumps), and a hat for extra shade.